b. 1974




2011        PhD, Graphic Glass: Development of Creative Approaches to Expressions of Ethnicity / University of Sunderland / Sunderland, UK

2004        Guest Student / Danish Design School / Copenhagen, Denmark

2000        M.F.A. Glass / Rhode Island School of Design / Providence, RI

1998        B.F.A. Crafts & Art History / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Champaign, IL



2012        Winner, International Glass Prize / Glazen Huis / Lommel, Belgium

2011        Appointed UK National Commissioner / European Glass Context 2012 / Bornholm, Denmark

2010        Runner Up, Glass Sellers Prize / Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London / London, UK

2009        Winner, Teaching Innovation Challenge / University of Sunderland / Sunderland, UK

2008        Finalist, Bombay Sapphire Prize

2007        Scholarship / Pilchuck Glass School / Stanwood, WA

2006        Finalist, Artist Fellowship Awards / Illinois Arts Council / Chicago, IL

2004        Fulbright Student Fellowship to Denmark / Danish-American Fulbright Commission

1999        Award of Excellence / Rhode Island School of Design / Providence, RI

                 Gaggenau Award / World Studio Foundation / New York, NY

1997        Bronze Tablet / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Champaign, IL



City of Lommel / Lommel, Belgium

Museum of Liverpool / Liverpool, UK

Speed Museum of Art / Louisville, KY

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens / Sunderland, UK

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft / Ebeltoft, Denmark

Museum of American Glass / Millville, NJ



2012        Hyosun Kim, “Glass Art: Jeffrey Sarmiento.” Monthly Ceramic Art Vol 18 no. 192 pp. 70-75.

                 Jeroen Maes et al. International Glass Prize 2012: The Object. Glazen Huis, Belgium. 2012

2011        New Glass Review 32

2010        British Glass Biennale 2010 (catalogue). Stourbridge, UK.

                 Shelley James, “All Fired Up: Digital Transfer Printing.” Printmaking Today, Spring 2010. pp. 28-29.

                 Corinne Julius, “Big League.”Crafts Magazine Guide to Collect 2010, May/June

                 CultureCast (podcast), Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Episode 8

2009        Barbara Hodgson, “The Art of Collecting.” Culture section of The Journal (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), November

2008        Contemporary Glass, ed. Blanche Craig, Black Dog Publishing

                 Inclusion in New Glass Review 29

2007        Encyclopædia exhibition catalog, with essays by Lena Vigna, Trinh Nguyen, Emily Benz, University of Sunderland

                 Trinh Nguyen, “Encyclopædia.” Glass Quarterly, Fall

                 Kevin Petrie, “Glass and Print: An Appreciation of the Combination of Printmaking and Contemporary Architectural and Flat Glass

                 Practice.” Neues Glas, Spring

2006        Lucia Enriquez, “Interplay of images and words at CoCA, Solomon Fine Art,” Seattle Times, February 24

2005        Dawn Chan, “Shattering Issues of Identity.” NYArts Magazine, November/December



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